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Govt announces 47 day summer vacation for schools in Jammu division

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Jammu, May 28: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday announced a 47-day summer vacation from June 01 in government and recognised private schools up to higher secondary level falling in summer zone of Jammu division.

According to an order issued by the School Education department, these schools shall observe summer vacation from June 01 to July 17.

However, the teaching and non-teaching staff along with the head of the institutions shall report for duty on July 16, it said.

Any default on the part of private schools in observance of the calendar of summer vacation so authorised shall attract strict action under rules, it said.

Jammu records season's hottest day at 41.1 deg C

Jammu, May 28: Jammu on Tuesday recorded the hottest day of the season so far with the mercury settling at 41.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above average, the Meteorological department said.

The day temperature in the city is on the rise over the past couple of days, a Met department spokesperson said.

He said the city's minimum temperature settled at 23.4 degrees Celsius, which was 1.5 notches below average.

On May 09, the city sizzled at 40.1 degrees Celsius and recorded a low of 25.5 degrees Celsius.

Katra town, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, was the second hottest place in Jammu region with a high of 37.2 degrees Celsius and a low of 21.6 degrees Celsius, the spokesperson said.

The weatherman has forecast dry weather till Friday.

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